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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Charles Clifford (1819-62)

Photographic Souvenir of Spain vol.I: The west door of Ávila Cathedral 1860

Albumen print | 41.0 x 30.5 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2700084

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Photograph of Ávila Cathedral showing the pointed late Gothic doorway of the west front. Above the doorway are niches with statues of seven Saints within. Flanking the door are two mace bearers. The front is constructed from granite. At the upper left of the photograph is a clockface. In the foreground, an oxen stands in silhouette with a cart in front of the church.
  • Creator(s)

    Charles Clifford (1819-62) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Jesus Christ
  • 41.0 x 30.5 cm (image) (image)

    41.0 x 54.0 cm (page dimensions)

  • Door of Cathedral, Ávila

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
        • albums
          • photograph albums
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Spain
          • Avila [Spain]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Ecclesiastical & religious architecture
          • Cathedrals
        • Gothic architecture
        • Architectural history
      • Plastic arts
        • Sculpture
          • Statues
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Construction
        • Structural parts of buildings
          • Doorways
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Arms (weapons)
            • Mace (club)
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity